A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on freedom, information, idea, nature, and light

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper [(candle)] at mine, receives light without darkening me.

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Walter Russell on knowledge, cause, effect, god, think, thought, light, electric, information, education, and cosmos

I always looked for the CAUSE behind things and didn't fritter away my time analyzing EFFECTS. ALL KNOWLEDGE EXISTS as CAUSE. And it is simple. It is limited to LIGHT of MIND and the electric wave of motion which records God's thinking in matter. EFFECT is complex-infinitely complex - but one can have no KNOWLEDGE of effect. One can but be INFORMED of effect. Information is not knowledge. Our educational processes INFORM us but until we have recognized the eternal truth which underlies that information we have no knowledge of it. Like food in the grocery store, it is not nourishment until it is converted to the blood stream. ALL-KNOWLEDGE is possible for anyone - and the Cosmos gives it to him who asks but all information is impossible.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on information, knowledge, and wisdom

Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them.

Ram Dass

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on information

It is in the nature of human beings to bend information in the direction of desired conclusions.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on power, action, information, and knowledge

The truth is that even in the information age, information is not enough. if all we needed were ideas and positive thinking, then we all would have had ponies when we were kids and we would all be living our "dream life" now. Action is what unites every great success. Action is what produces results. Knowledge is only potential power until it comes into the hands of someone who knows how to get himself to take effective action. In fact, the literal definition of the word "power" is "the ability to act."

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

Source: Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Kenneth R. Hey and Peter D. Moore on context, knowledge, information, wisdom, and perspective

 The Context-Age

Context has become absolutely essential to grasping what is taking place in society, no matter what the area of examination. Seeing the whole range of actions in a set pattern . . . is essential to understanding the specifics of what needs to be done. . .

Data, information and knowledge are levels of awareness along a continuous scale. Data are facts in isolation - the specific number of this, or the particular color of that. In common language, "Do you have the data?" means do you have specific, unconnected facts. Information emerges when data are combined to make a point about a topic. Again in common language, "information retrieval" means to acquire data within a specific category, or to piece together data in one category. Knowledge is information in context. In common language, "she's knowledgeable" means she has accumulated information within a larger context of theory or experience and has that learning at her disposal. All of this differ from wisdom, which would be knowledge in perspective.

Kenneth R. Hey and Peter D. Moore


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A Quote by David Bornstein on social enterprise, technology, information, environment, poverty, education, human rights, health, problems, and communication

The communications revolution has given millions of people both a wider and more detailed understanding of the world. Because of technology, ordinary citizens enjoy access to information that formerly was available only to elites and nation-states. One consequence of this change is that citizens have become acutely conscious of environmental destruction, entrenched poverty, health catastrophes, human rights abuses, failing education systems, and escalating violence. Another consequence is that people possess powerful communication tools to coordinate efforts to attack those problems.

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 7

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on revolutionaries, bird, elephant, poop, information, knowledge, and sharing

If someone tells you like you eat like a bird, the implication is that you don't eat much. Yet for their body weight, birds eat a lot. The peripatetic hummingbird, for example, eats the equivalent of 50 percent of its weight every day. (If you're a 200-pound male, imagine eating 100 pounds of food every day!)

Chances are no one will tell you that you poop like an elephant because elephants poop 165 pounds per day. So far you're probably thinking, "Guy is into the weirdest things. No wonder Apple had so many problems." However, there two are messages for revolutionaries in these biological facts.

First, a successful revolutionary relentlessly searches for, consumes, and absorbs knowledge, about the industry , customers, and competition. You do this by pressing the flesh of your customers, attending seminars and trade shows, reading journals, and browsing the internet.

Second, you need to spread the large amount of information knowledge that you've gained--pooping like an elephant. This means sharing information and discoveries with your fellow employees and occasionally even with your competitors.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 113-114

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on thinking, information, and life

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

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A Quote by Dale Dauten on culture, decisions, information, justice, reflection, and skill

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

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